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Gebelein Named as Delaware's Next Chief Deputy Attorney General

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WILMINGTON (AP)- Attorney General-Elect Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III announced Thursday that he will enlist former Attorney general, Superior Court and International Judge, and decorated National Guard veteran Richard S. Gebelein as his chief deputy attorney general. 

Gebelein will return to the Attorney General's office after completing an international judgeship in Bosnia in January.  He will serve as chief deputy attorney general, the number-two position in the Delaware Department of Justice and the person responsible for advising the attorney general in all legal matters, overseeing each of the divisions, and aiding in the implementation of policy.

"I am extraordinarily pleased that Judge Gebelein has agreed to serve with me," said Biden, who will take office on Jan. 2. "He brings with him decades of experience marked by success, innovation and leadership.  He is truly the best person for the job and I look forward to shaping the Department of Justice into the best law firm in the state with Judge Gebelein by my side." 

Gebelein, a Republican, served as Delaware's Attorney General from 1979-1983, after which he was appointed to Superior Court where he sat until 2005. He is also a colonel (Ret.) in the Delaware Army National Guard and was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan from September 2004 to April 2005 where he helped shape that nation's legal system. 

In August 2005, Gebelein was appointed as an International Judge to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, hearing war crimes cases as well as cases involving corruption and economic crime.


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